Essential qualities of a leader

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The following are some qualities a good leader should have: Be a Role Model Set yourself as an example in front of other people. Don’t be afraid to be unique. Show respect and concern for your team members, always inspire them to push their boundaries. Act like the leader you think you can be....

5 Easy ways to make your apartment look new to you

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Have you been living in the same apartment for a while, and want to make it look different without incurring too much cost? Here are some great ideas to make your apartment feel like you just moved in – on the cheap! Move your Furniture around This is the easiest way to put a whole new spin...

Mainstreet Equity Corp.: Diversity in the workplace

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Mainstreet Equity Corp. is a Canadian company with an employee base as diverse as Canada itself. As a valued employee of Mainstreet I am proud to be part of a team that includes people from all different ethnic, religious, geographic backgrounds, each one bringing their own unique perspective and ...

10 characteristics of being a good apartment neighbour

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Being a good neighbour flows from the golden rule: Treat others as you'd like to be treated! The peace of mind that comes with knowing you are surrounded by people who are there for you is priceless. Make sure you are a behaving like a good neighbor by displaying the following characteristics:...

BRRRRR… It’s Cold Outside! How to winterize your apartment & what not to forget

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Yes, it’s here folks – winter is with us. Although, lucky for us, it was a bit of a slow start, unless of course you love the snow! In the apartment business, every year I witness many unfortunate losses, many of which could have been prevented! Here is what you need to remember: Ensure t...

Concerned About Calgary’s Rental Market?

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The latest Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) rental market survey (released November 2nd, 2015) indicated that the apartment vacancy rate in Calgary increased to 5.3% in the month of October. Year-over-year, this represents a substantial increase from the 1.4% vacancy rate reported in O...

Mainstreet and Edmonton lose character apartment block built in 1918 to fire

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Over the past 17 years, Mainstreet has bought approximately 300 buildings consisting of over 10,000 rental apartments. I inspect most of the rental apartments prior to Mainstreet purchasing them, but there is only one building deeply registered in my mind. The building was built in 1918, nearly 100 ...

Healthy body, healthy mind.

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I spent the last 8 months changing my attitude towards my life and my body. I lost 50 pounds and managed to gain 20 pounds of lean muscle. With the mental demands of being a Regional Property Manager at Mainstreet Equity Corp., I never could have imagined the type of benefits having a healthy body w...

Where to live in Edmonton

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The new Ice District In Edmonton has been getting all of the attention recently, but just two minutes West is a great urban living experience that is already well established. One of the oldest, most walkable neighbourhoods in Edmonton, The Oliver Area and 124th Street (which even has its own websit...

Reach your Zen spot – by uncluttering your apartment

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We all own sh*t. Some of it’s useful, most of it is not, and it’s holding us back from reaching our Zen spot. To reach your Zen spot you need to clear your mind, to clear your mind, you need to clear your space. The more material baggage you carry around, the more mental energy you waste t...